Then the Violet swung her great bow around to the north once more and sailed away for England,手机😗 while the bluejackets crowded the rail and sent three hearty cheers for the Doctor ringing across the sea.
"Oh,危害性⛲ was that it?" said the snake. "Well,孕妇📥 old Mudface isn't much of a letter-writer. I suppose he didn't know he had to give his address."
"How did you find them?" he asked,辐射💳 turning to Speedy."Why,危害性🏀 certainly,孕妇🍠" said the big serpent. "I live in the same lake as he does,辐射😜 Lake Junganyika."
"Gub-Gub ate them,孕妇👚" said Too-Too. "Those are the sprouts,辐射🐘 no doubt,孕妇📤 that the thrushes brought here."
And smoothing back his white whiskers and curling his pink tail snugly about his small,孕妇📢 sleek body,辐射🍶 he blinked his eyes twice and began:"And me,辐射🌜 too,孕妇📢" sighed Jip. "Were there many rats in the woodshed,孕妇📚 Cheapside?"
"No,危害性🏩 now wait a minute,孕妇😌" cried the Doctor. "Don't all be jumping on him this way. We were all young once. Let him tell his story. He may win the prize. Who knows? Come along,危害性🚶 Gub-Gub. Tell us your story. What's the name of it?"
"It's from a spoonbill,危害性📮" said Dab-Dab. "I know their writing. They are a sort of a cross between a curlew and a snipe. They like messing around lonely seacoast places,辐射😙 hunting for shellfish and sea worms and stuff like that."Well,手机🌚 everyone in turn,危害性❤ the pushmi-pullyu,手机🚟 Cheapside,辐射🎮 Too-Too,孕妇🅾 Quip-the-Carrier,辐射📰 all the swallows,辐射💺 any stray birds who were living in the neighborhood,辐射📀 even a pair of rats who had taken up their residence in the houseboat,手机😊 were cross-examined by the Doctor or Speedy.
With a flap of her wings,危害性❣ Dab-Dab flew right through the open window and was gone into the night,辐射🍊 while the Doctor grabbed his little black medicine bag and,手机🏩 calling to the gull to follow him,孕妇👪 ran down to the other end of the houseboat,危害性📨 untied the canoe and jumped in. Then he pushed off,孕妇👿 headed around the island of No-Man's-Land and paddled for all he was worth for the seaward end of Cape Stephen.
Zuzana described to the Doctor how she had followed the white man's ship a long way out in a canoe,辐射🐫 imploring them to give her back her husband. But they had only laughed at her and gone on their way. And their ship had soon passed out of sight.
The Doctor,危害性🚜 the gull,手机🌛 One Eye,孕妇🐁 Dab-Dab,孕妇🏮 Cheapside,辐射🍞 Speedy-the-Skimmer and Too-Too the mathematician put their heads together and discussed far into the night,手机✏ working out a whole lot more arrangements and particulars for running a good weather bureau. And a few weeks later a second brand new notice board appeared on the walls of the Doctor's post office,手机♑ beside the one for Outgoing and Incoming Mails.The King listened attentively and understood how his post office had been at fault. And he invited the Doctor to come ashore with Zuzana and Begwe and arrange the post office for him and put it in order so it would work properly.
"Well,危害性📞 I was always adventurous by nature. And,危害性🏰 plucking up my courage,危害性🌺 I scrambled up the vat,辐射😚 on to the edge of it. It was awful dark and I could just see the dye,手机🌹 glimmering murky and dim,辐射👗 far down inside.
"Oh,孕妇🅱 come on,孕妇🏉 Push,危害性➖" said Jip. "Don't be so bashful. We've all told one. You don't mean to say you've lived all your life in the African jungle without seeing any adventures? There must be lots of yarns you could tell us."
Out in the open great banks of gray mist rolled and joined and separated as the wailing wind pushed them fretfully hither and thither over the face of the waters.So the Doctor decided that he had better have a sea bird to guide him. And Dab-Dab went and got a curlew who was strolling about on the beach,辐射🌍 doing nothing in particular. This bird said he knew the place quite well and would consider it an honor to act as guide to John Dolittle. Then,危害性👪 with Jip,孕妇💓 Dab-Dab,辐射🎳 Gub-Gub and the white mouse,手机🎅 the Doctor got into his canoe and started off for the Harmattan Rocks.
The next night Jip was called upon for a story. And after thinking a moment he said: "All right,辐射📼 I'll tell you the story of 'The Beggar's Dog.'" And the animals all settled down to listen attentively,辐射🐌 because Jip had often told them stories before and they liked his way of telling them.
"What's that?" snorted the Captain. "Here,孕妇😀 bring him back! What was that you said?"
As the light grew dimmer the calls of several night birds sounded from the mangroves on the left. Too-Too told the Doctor that many of these were owls,手机♐ but of kinds that he had never seen or met with before.
"Thank goodness,手机📯 I had you in my pocket!" he said. "That was a most uncomfortable position. I wonder what kind of a prison old Nyam-Nyam got. This is the worst one I was ever in."
"It looks to me,危害性💖" she said,手机💄 "like the Harmattan Rocks."